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Too early to make election plans say newly co-opted Westmeath Councillor

Jan 25, 2022 17:01 By Shannonside News
Too early to make election plans say newly co-opted Westmeath Councillor Too early to make election plans say newly co-opted Westmeath Councillor
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The former councillor saw off former Minister Kevin Boxer Moran 12 votes to 6.

Newly co-opted Westmeath councillor Paul Hogan says it's too soon to say if he will run in the next local elections in two and a half years' time.

The former Sinn Fein councillor had been a member of the council prior to the last elections in 2019 and had ended his term as an Independent after resigning from the party.

He was co-opted at a meeting of Westmeath County Council yesterday, beating the only other contender Kevin Boxer Moran by 12 votes to 6.

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Councillor Hogan says he's delighted to have been co-opted onto the council and intends to be a strong Independent voice on the authority.

Speaking on the Let's Talk show this afternoon Councillor Hogan says it's too early for him at this point to make a decision on whether or not to contest the local elections due in 20:

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